Tribute to runner killed in accident

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THE family of a runner who died after being hit by a car earlier this week have paid tribute to an “all round good bloke”.

David Campbell, 64, a member of Goole Viking Striders, was hit by a Volkswagen Polo as he jogged over the Boothferry Road M62 flyover bridge on Monday evening.

Mr Campbell, who worked at Drax power station, was the fourth person to be killed on the roads in the East Riding on the space of just over a week.

His family said: “Everyone who knew David only had good things to say about him; a devoted family man, married to Christine for 43 years and enjoying being a grandparent to Alesha, 11, and Yasmin, four, daughters of his only daughter Dawn and son-in-law Andy.

“He was always busy, whether it be in his job as storekeeper at Drax, a career spanning almost 42 years, taking his grandchildren on holiday to Filey and Bridlington or walking his dog Fergie, a beloved pet he named after Sir Alex Ferguson.

“He was also an avid Manchester United supporter, often attending home games with his friends.

“David particularly enjoyed running and had set himself personal challenges over the years, successfully completing the London Marathon several times. He was a very experienced runner and a well respected member of the Goole Viking Striders who was regularly seen out and about locally, either running alone or with his fellow club members.

“Above all, David never had a bad word to say about anyone and the contribution he made to the lives of his family, friends and colleagues will be missed immeasurably.”

Police are appealing for information on 101.